Avec Rose was in need of the experience when beaten on her debut at Warwick but she'll have to improve markedly to land this. Blue Clumber ran her best race so far over C&D last time but last month's Ripon fourth Mount Seymour appears modest and none of the others with experience have shown much so far so it may be worth taking a chance on one of the newcomers. Bond Club is related to useful sprinters Lord Kintyre and Crofters Ceilidh and could go close if overcoming a high draw but ARMADA BAY, who is a half-brother to a couple of Listed winners and cost £25,000, makes more appeal and gets the nod.
Grand Jipeck (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Lady Moonlight (8-12) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jun.
Grey Destiny 33-1 (9-3) Ran green early, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased, last of 11, 31l behind Flyman (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs in Jun.
Mount Seymour (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Rat Catcher (9-3) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Purple Day 11-2 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Pixilated (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Armada Bay (IRE) Tamayuz colt out of Yara.
Bond Club Misu Bond colt out of Bond Platinum Club.
Diggory Delvet Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Digger Girl.
Joeluke Cockney Rebel gelding out of Enthralled.
Avec Rose 10-11fav (8-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, hampered and hung left over 1f out, soon ran green, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Knight Charm (9-3) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun.
Blue Clumber 100-1 (8-12) Prominent, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Jadanna (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in May.
Chiming Hart 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 15l behind Elle Woods (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo stks (4) fm in May.
Edith Anne 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, green and soon in mid-division, hung left and weakened halfway, 8th of 14, 21l behind Fadeintoinfinity (8-6) at York 6f 2yo sll (4) sft in Jun.
Modern Lady 150-1 (8-12) Raced near side, always behind, 26th of 27, 19l behind Ceiling Kitty (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Showtime Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 8l behind Botanic Garden (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jun.
Strasbourg Place 50-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened halfway, 9th of 11, 25l behind Fantacise (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (5) sft in Jun.